One step on the path to challenging search warrant jurisdiction

Posted by David HowardCorporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft The U.S. government doesn’t have the power to search a home in another country, nor should it have the power to search the content of email stored overseas. To protect this principle, we filed a formal legal challenge months ago to a U.S. search…

New research forecasts the staggering cost of cybercrime

Posted by David FinnAssociate General Counsel & Executive Director, Microsoft Cybercrime Center A new study released Tuesday reaffirms what we in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit have seen for some time now – cybercrime is a booming business for organized crime groups all over the world. The study, conducted by IDC and the National University of Singapore…


Conundrums in cyberspace — exploiting security in the name of, well, security

Posted by Scott CharneyCorporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft At Microsoft, establishing and sustaining trust with our customers is essential. If our customers can’t rely on us to protect their data—whether from crooks, mismanagement or excessive government intrusion—they will look elsewhere for a technology provider.   Government access to data is a hot topic. But…


Charting a Course for Privacy Innovations

Posted by Mike HintzeChief Privacy Counsel, Microsoft For any technology company, continuous innovation is essential to stay relevant. But new features and functionality are not enough. Increasingly, consumers want innovations that help them keep their personal information secure and private. And policymakers and regulators are looking to industry to take the lead on creating new…

Advancing Consumer Trust and Privacy: Internet Explorer in Windows 8

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Today, Microsoft announced Windows 8 has reached Release Preview and Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 will have “Do Not Track” (DNT) on by default. This post includes additional thoughts about this important milestone in our effort to advance trust and consumer privacy online. Internet Explorer 10 on…

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released

Posted by Tim RainsDirector, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Today, we released the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) containing a large body of new data and analysis on the threat landscape. This volume of the SIR includes: · Latest industry vulnerability disclosure trends and analysis · Latest data and analysis of global vulnerability…


Microsoft Testifies on U.S. Senate Cybersecurity Legislation

Posted by Paul NicholasSenior Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Last week, Scott Charney testified at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. The hearing was about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which is Congress’s first comprehensive legislation aimed at improving cybersecurity across the United States. His full testimony is available here….


Accountability in Action: Microsoft’s Privacy Program

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Accountability has been a globally recognized principle of privacy and data protection for more than three decades. But in the past few years, an important effort has been under way to clearly delineate what accountability—and the related concept of responsibility—means for organizations that collect, store and process information….


Talking Cloud Privacy in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Susie AdamsChief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal Greater adoption of cloud computing is considered an inevitable trend by regulators and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, according to my fellow panelists at Tuesday’s “@Microsoft Conversations on Privacy” at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. However, we all agreed that…


Microsoft on National Cyber Security Month: Everyone Must Do Their Part

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S. and around the world. This year’s official launch is taking place in Ypsilanti, Michigan to coincide with the Michigan Cyber Summit 2011. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt,…